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These articles feature the latest real estate market news and expert analysis by members of the Paul Rushforth Real Estate team

The market is always changing, so check this section often to learn about the latest conditions.

  • Busy Summer Indicative of an Active Market for the Foreseeable Future September 10, 2018

    Ottawa had a busier than normal summer this year. Ottawa Real Estate Board President Ralph Shaw doesn’t expect the market pace to change. “Our real estate market has had a busier than usual summer season, and we are shaping up for a busy fall period as well,” Shaw says. “An active market is likely t…

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  • More Homes for Sale in July Expected to Ease Pressure on Prices August 14, 2018

    Thanks to a robust condo market and increasing rural sales, Ottawa’s real estate continued its trend upwards this past month. Here are the July 2018 numbers: Total number of units sold: 1,614 - an increase of 5.9% from 1,524 in July 2017. Five year average unit sales for July: 1,501. Here are the …

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  • Decreasing Days on Market Proof of High Demand for Homes in June July 13, 2018

    Summer has officially arrived, and the market is still busy for both buyers and sellers. While there was a small dip in total number of units sold and residential-class properties, this is not due to a lack of demand - just lower inventory. The average number of days on the market for residential an…

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  • May 2018 Proves Spring Real Estate is Still Buzzing June 06, 2018

    While we didn’t beat last year’s record, May 2018 was a busy month for Ottawa realtors. Here are the May 2018 numbers: Total number of units sold: 2,279, down 0.7% from 2,294 in May 2017. Five year average unit sales for April: 2,041. The breakdown: Number of residential-class properties sold: 1,…

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  • April Home Sales Up 13.6% Despite the Chill May 08, 2018

    Despite the chilly April weather, the Ottawa real estate market was on fire. Here are the April 2018 numbers: Total number of units sold: 2,032 - an increase of 13.6% over 1,788 in April 2017. Five year average unit sales for April: 1,704. The breakdown: Number of residential-class properties sol…

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  • Market Continues to ‘Spring’ into Action April 09, 2018

    While the official arrival of spring was March 20, the real estate market didn’t wait for the calendar. We are now well into the seasonal market, and buyers continue to be active. Here are the March 2018 numbers: Total number of units sold: 1,660 - up 12.3% from March 2017 Five year average unit sa…

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  • Paul Gives CTV Expert Advice on Ottawa’s Market March 19, 2018

    Our own Paul Rushforth spoke with CTV about the current market, and how buyers should prepare when there’s a low listing inventory. While Canada’s real estate numbers are down overall, Ottawa is staying strong. Real estate agents are seeing plenty of demand. Unfortunately there is a lower than usua…

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  • More Multiple Offers As Spring Market Hits Its Stride March 09, 2018

    March may have come in like a lamb, but the Ottawa real estate market had a busy, if slightly slower, month in February. Here are the February 2018 numbers: Units sold: 979, a 2.3% decrease over 1,002 in February 2017. Five year average sales for February: 922 Number of residential-class properties…

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  • Plenty of Buyers in the First Month of 2018 February 13, 2018

    Despite some speculation that the market would slow due to the mortgage rule changes that took effect on the 1st of the month, 2018 is off to a great start. Here are the January 2018 numbers: Units sold: 712 in total, up 7.2% from 664 in January 2017. Five year average sales for January: 638 units …

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  • 2017 Ending Hot Despite the Cold January 09, 2018

    Even though the temperatures were well below freezing, the Ottawa real estate market closed out 2017 on a high note. The Ottawa Real Estate Board’s 2018 president, Ralph Shaw, says that, “December saw an increase of 3.5 per cent in the number of units sold in residential sales and 25 per cent in con…

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